The Arctic Comes Visiting

A Snowy Owl and Purple Sandpipers, among other blasts from the Arctic here at Schoodic Point in Maine's Acadia National Park.

By | January 13th, 2017|Being Outside, Birds, Birdwatching|2 Comments

The Point of Schoodic Point

Warfare, birds, a sunset and news from Schoodic Point in Maine.

By | January 7th, 2017|Being Outside, Birds, Civility, Politics|8 Comments

The Year in Flight

Moths and butterflies were big in my world in 2016 — and abundant. Below is the Year in Flight — a menagerie from 2016.

By | December 26th, 2016|Birds, Butterflies, Moths, Tiger Beetles|2 Comments

BirdNote: A Rumble of Geese

Feel the pulse of 10,000 wings in today's episode of BirdNote — my account from dawn at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in the desert of New Mexico. I'm honored to have joined the team of writers at BirdNote, a syndicated adventure in sound and flight.

By | December 23rd, 2016|BirdNote, Birds|3 Comments

Russian Burglars, Our Democracy and a Siberian Jay

Russian nature and the nature of our democracy.

By | December 14th, 2016|Civility, Politics|13 Comments

Still Life in Stick Season

American Pokeweed, not particularly common here in central Vermont, with fruits poisonous to us (but not to birds), glowed during my walk this morning above downtown Montpelier.

By | November 27th, 2016|Botany|9 Comments

Getting Gulls: The Map

Go forth and get gulls. As a bonus feature of my Getting Gulls workshop in Essex, Vermont, on December 1, I'm developing a crowd-sourced map to prime gull-watching sites in New England. It's your gateway to gulls.

By | November 18th, 2016|Birding Maps, Birds, Birdwatching|Comments Off on Getting Gulls: The Map

Got Gulls?

They are among the most successful birds on Earth, living from polar regions to parking lots, along shorelines or at sewage ponds. They can be elegant or brutish, ambitious or lazy. And even as they pose for us in plain sight, they can be notoriously hard to identify — but not any more. Getting Gulls, my new workshop, debuts Thursday, December 1 at 6:30PM in the Essex High School auditorium in Essex, Vermont.

By | October 31st, 2016|Birds, Birdwatching, Events and Announcements, Getting Gulls|3 Comments

Cold Caddisflies Copulating

On a cold, miserable day at my home here in Vermont, a pair of caddisflies found time to "get hot" and make more caddisflies.

By | October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Autumn EcoAlerts

Four reminders for you to look high, low and in between as you walk the cold, soggy paths this weekend.

By | October 21st, 2016|Being Outside, Birds, Botany, Insects|3 Comments
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